ISS, Inc

Returning Candidate?

Senior Product Manager

Senior Product Manager

Req # 
2159
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Exempt
Category 
Management - Program Management
Security Clearance 
Eligible
Location 
Colorado Springs, CO

More information about this job

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha (formerly ISS) offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision premiums are paid 100% by ISS for employee and their family
  • Life and AD&D insurance premiums are paid 100%, by ISS for employee at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, ISS matches up to 3% of employee contributions and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 8 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation may be considered

Job Description

Polaris Alpha is a highly technical industry leader uniquely positioned to address customers’ most complex challenges across the full spectrum of air, land, sea, cyber and space domains. Polaris Alpha provides cutting edge solutions development based on the latest advances in open software design and integration. The company is best known for not only understanding our customer’s needs, but also consistently exceeding their expectations. We develop sophisticated data visualization, event analysis, pattern detection, mission planning and mobile software using net centric and enterprise architectures.
Polaris Alpha is seeking a Senior Technical Product Manager to join the Polaris Alpha team at our corporate office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a member of the Applied Research division, you will support the development of new commercial products. Successful candidates are those who define product requirements and user stories utilizing a big picture product view while diligently attending to detail. This person serves as the conduit between customers, business stakeholders and technical teams, ensuring common understanding of product needs.

Responsibilities
• Work closely with engineering, product management and other business stakeholders in the definition of product features
• Collect customer, sales, product marketing and engineering input for the development of technical requirements and product priorities
• Identify customer needs, prioritize features and develop the program vision and roadmap
• Collaborate with and guide engineering development teams (e.g., product manager in agile) ensuring customer requirements are well prioritized, correctly implemented and validated
• Effectively manage trade-offs between business benefit and cost/schedule/scope
• Develop training materials for new features for internal audiences such as customer support, professional services, and channel partners
• Be the point person for sales engineering questions as well as online community forums
• Maintain a technical working relationship with technology partners
• Represent products at customer and partner events and tradeshows
• Work across entire product line life cycle, from strategic planning to day-to-day product ownership activities to product release

Required Skills

• Minimum 5 years of experience in a technical requirements or product management role for a software based enterprise product
• Minimum 10 years in the software development/product industry developing commercial products
• Experienced in writing product requirements and user stories
• Technical knowledge of a subset of the following: business intelligence, data visualization, artificial intelligence, user interface technologies (web, mobile, rich client), search, knowledge management, big data solutions, high availability and cloud-hosted applications
• Strong negotiation skills with aptitude to manage controversial situations as well as influence in those situations
• Process-oriented and driven to achieve strategic goals
• Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively
• Knowledge of Agile methodologies and three years of experience applying them
• Undergraduate degree in technical field (Computer Science, Information Systems)

Desired Skills

• Minimum 5 years of experience in a technical requirements or product management role for a software based enterprise product
• Minimum 10 years in the software development/product industry developing commercial products
• Experienced in writing product requirements and user stories
• Technical knowledge of a subset of the following: business intelligence, data visualization, artificial intelligence, user interface technologies (web, mobile, rich client), search, knowledge management, big data solutions, high availability and cloud-hosted applications
• Strong negotiation skills with aptitude to manage controversial situations as well as influence in those situations
• Process-oriented and driven to achieve strategic goals
• Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively
• Knowledge of Agile methodologies and three years of experience applying them
• Undergraduate degree in technical field (Computer Science, Information Systems)

Working Conditions: Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use. Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.